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Federal pot ban leaves states to craft their own MMJ rules

Every state regulates medical marijuana differently. The result is wide disparities across the country, including everything from lab testing to costs. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

It's in the contract: Mayor & Council have cards to play in Sun Tran strike

Sun Tran refusing to negotiate has to stop. Sure, be tough. But we have an issue with management twiddling their thumbs in an air-conditioned office, while people are stranded without a bus service they need because in this low-wage town, not everyone can afford cars. There are ways to make them talk that no one is talking about.... Read more»2

Weed Rush

Tribes wait to jump into weed rush

While Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize marijuana on tribal lands, many are concerned about possible repercussions from the government. ... Read more»

Renewed immigration debate follows Cruz to Iowa State Fair

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, eats a pork chop sandwich Friday at the Iowa State Fair. Cruz fielded questions throughout his trip to the fair about real estate mogul Donald Trump's controversial immigration proposals.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's immigration plan

Republican Donald Trump’s immigration plan includes several statements that stray from the facts.... Read more»1

TPD's Villaseñor a finalist for San Antonio chief post

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the top post, is a finalist to become the head of a Texas police department. Roberto Villaseñor announced earlier this year that he would retire, and a national search for the next TPD chief is underway.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Pedicone: What's wrong with education today?

When teaching becomes devalued to the point where in many states — including Arizona — a teacher with a family qualifies for state and federal subsidies, is it surprising that there is an increase in the number of veteran educators choosing to leave the profession? ... Read more»

Lost migrants rescued by Predator drone crew

Pilots flying a Predator drone out of Sierra Vista for Customs and Border Protection are credited with rescuing three migrants lost in the desert earlier this month, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mail those (almost meaningless) Tucson primary ballots

There isn't a single contested race in Tucson's city primary election next week, but if you have a mail-in ballot and you want your vote to be counted, you should make sure it gets postmarked Thursday.... Read more»

U.S. ads target illegal immigration from Central America

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched an advertising campaign on Tuesday aimed at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States illegally and avoid the influx of the tens of thousands who tried to come last year.... Read more»

FactCheck: Clinton's email brag

Hillary Clinton gave an odd — and factually inaccurate — account of how the controversy over her email habits as secretary of state mushroomed into a public spectacle.... Read more»

Police ID man shot to death on 4th Avenue

Tucson police have identified Rogelio Zarate as the victim of an early-morning drive-by shooting on 4th Avenue. The 25-year-old was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sanders hypes health spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the United States spends “almost twice as much per capita on health care as do the people of any other country.” He’s wrong about that.... Read more»

Commentary: James Foley's legacy

Reporting on Syria is nearly impossible at this point

News from inside Syria matters all over the world. The story of the war — now spilling over borders into Iraq, Turkey, and elsewhere — needs to be told, and accurately. The problem is this: It has become nearly impossible to report from inside Syria. It's too dangerous. The Syrian conflict has claimed the lives of more than 80 journalists in the last four years.... Read more»

McCain to meet with Raytheon employees

U.S. Sen. John McCain will hold a 'town hall' meeting with employees of Raytheon next week. Monday's event will not be open to the public. ... Read more»

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